Alvin Karpis, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alvin Karpis

American gangster

Date of Birth: 10-Aug-1907

Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Date of Death: 26-Aug-1979

Profession: criminal, detective writer

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Alvin Karpis

  • Alvin Francis Karpis (born Albin Francis Karpavicius; August 10, 1907 – August 26, 1979), a Depression-era gangster nicknamed "Creepy" for his sinister smile and called "Ray" by his gang members, was a Canadian-born (naturalized American) criminal of Lithuanian descent known for being a leader of the Barker–Karpis gang in the 1930s.
  • Karpis led the gang along with Fred Barker and Arthur "Doc" Barker.
  • There were only four "public enemies" ever given the title of "Public Enemy #1" by the FBI and he was the only one to be taken alive.
  • The other three, John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson, were all killed before being captured.
  • He also spent the longest time as a federal prisoner at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, serving twenty-six years.

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